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After deadly crashes, added scrutiny for Boeing 737 software
How a failure to train pilots on software led to deadly crashes.
After the grounding of its 737 planes, can Boeing's messaging convince flyers?
Boeing faces a tough public relations challenge in the coming months, following two crashes and the grounding of its 737 planes. The question is, how will the company control the messaging to the air-faring public? Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke to Felicia Miller, professor of marketing at Marquette University, about the company’s PR strategy. Click […]
Pressure mounts on FAA to ground Boeing 737 Max 8s
"It's the rest of the world against the FAA right now," said Jon Ostrower, editor-in-chief of The Air Current.
As fuel prices go up, so do bottom line worries for smaller, regional airlines
Fuel prices are on the rise, and that’s a problem for budget airlines that need fuel prices to stay low so they can keep ticket prices competitive. Fuel can account for up to 25 percent of airline operating costs, so it’s a big expense, but one that’s easier for the larger airlines to absorb. Smaller […]
Boeing workers defeat union plans in South Carolina
The state has the lowest unionization rate in the U.S. Why?
States out of compliance with Homeland Security state ID standards have about a year to get in line
Nine states haven’t complied with the Real ID Act of 2005.
Profitable airlines face grumpy investors
Large U.S. air carriers' profits are up, but investors are dumping their stock.
A 'knee defender' diverted a United Airlines flight
A battle in the war for legroom on a plane.
Why planes fly through dangerous airspace
We look at how airlines respond to volatile, violent situations on the ground.
'Supercommuters' board airplanes to get to work
Think your commute is long? Turns out a rapidly growing number of commuters are flying to get to work.